The development in chess of a bishop from its original position to the second square of the adjacent knight's file.
To develop as or set up a fianchetto.
(chess) To move (a bishop) from its initial position diagonally into the adjacent knight's file.
Other Word Forms
Origin of fianchetto
- Italian diminutive of fianco flank from Old Italian from Old French flanc flank
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Italian, a diminutive of fianca ‘flank’.